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How do composers compose? And why?
Initiated by Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling's Diary was envisaged as being a record of a living composer: one who bridged the Classical, Rock and Folk idioms.
Alongside illuminating the minutiae of the creative process, the diaries also shed light on Keeling's involvement with Fripp's record label, Discipline Global Mobile, his Soundscapes orchestrations and the creation of the King Crimson Musical Guides.
"Good fortune to meet an honest man." - Robert Fripp
"For anyone interested in such matters the diaries provide both macro and micro views of the composer's world. Alongside musings on John Cage's position and influence on contemporary culture, the merits of "popular" music, or reflections upon the contradictions of a post-modern world, we see how everyday life tugs and pulls upon the creative process. Whether it's intimate portraits of family life, teaching, or the arduous task of composing or arranging music, the warmth and generosity of Keeling's spirit, evident in much of his work, can also be found in the pages of these diary entries." - Sid Smith
Softcover book 5"8 inches (13"20 centimeters). 372 pages. 13 photographs.